Ever since the launch of OnePlus 1 model by the Chinese mobile manufacturing company, OnePlus has enjoyed undefeated success in the Indian market. Primarily due to its affordability and the fact that it provides users all that other brands would charge almost double for, the design, user interface, and overall performance have been compelling to say the least. By 2016, OnePlus had already launched four models- OnePlus One, OnePlus Two, OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T- which won a great response from the users and critiques all over the country. With the New Year OnePlus is all set to launch their brand new model, the OnePlus 5 and here is all we've learned from the occasional leaks so far:
Release Date: 22nd June, 2017
The OnePlus 5 model which has been gathering attention from all across the globe is set to be launched on the 22nd of this month in India. The global unveiling, however, has been decided by the OnePlus CEO Pete Lau on 20th June, 2017. Till the time the company launches the new model, speculations rise and anticipation grows as the days go by.
OnePlus 5 Price in India:
There were various speculations made of OnePlus 5 price in India, and now after the launch event, the wait has come to an end with today's launch of OnePlus 5. OnePlus 5 price in India for the variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage will cost for Rs. 32,999, while for the variant that has 8GB RAM and 128GB storage will cost for Rs. 37,999. Amazon India has already confirmed that OnePlus 5 sales shall begin from 4:30 pm IST on Thursday, June 22 itself, soon after the launch. Well, it'll be quite exciting to see how soon this sensational smartphone goes out of stock.
Why not OnePlus 4?
An interesting question that has been evoked is around its name. It seems that the Chinese superstition of "Tetraphobia" has forced the OnePlus Mobile Manufacturing Company to succumb to popular cultural notions. The languages of many East Asian countries have pronunciation of "four" similar to that of death. This is common in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, etc. Interestingly this is rumored to be the reason behind the naming of the new OnePlus model as OnePlus 5 and not 4, right after OnePlus 3 and 3T that were launched last year.
Till the release of Oneplus 5, all that spectators can and will do is speculate, and immerse themselves in anticipation of what the Chinese mobile manufacturing company has in store for them. Till then, these alleged specifications and rumors surrounding the new models' launch is all that we can hang on to.